EPA puts inconvenient data on 1930s drought and heat wave down the memory hole

American Thinker:

By Thomas Lifson

Scaring the public into supporting the economy-wrecking Green Bad Deal is easier if we hide the data on previous periods of rising temperatures. And that is what has been done by our very own EPA, as Larry Hamlin documents at Watts Up With That:

The EPA has deleted (this chart and data no longer exist at the EPA website) its prior indicator climate data trend chart showing “unusually hot and cold temperatures” across the U.S. and showing the U.S. Heat Wave Index from 1895 to 2015 (shown below) that clearly established the unique drought and heat period of the 1930s.

The new chart substituted for the memory-holed one does make the current situation (if you ignore the satellite-measured data) look worse: MORE

13 Comments on EPA puts inconvenient data on 1930s drought and heat wave down the memory hole

  1. Everywhere I have lived in the US and watched weather reports, I always see “Record high for this day…1934” or something like that.
    The 30’s were a record setting hot fucking decade.

    Seems like an Al Gore Inconvenient Truth…

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  2. Time to put the EPA down a memory hole. They’ve served their purpose, now time to go away.

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  3. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

    -George Orwell, “1984”

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  4. Mary transitioned into Jesus and was later crucified at Calvary as part of a hate crime perpetrated by Trump supporters. I read that somewhere.

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  5. @ ǝpɐɥsʇɥɓᴉuɹǝdnS MAY 25, 2021 AT 12:08 PM

    I’ve often thought dystopian novels have been used as how-to guides for the evil ones.

    Also think when we offer absurd ideas that we would hate to see happen – they read them and get excited at us helping them torture us.

    Demons: Tell us your fears so we can make them happen…

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  6. TN Tuxedo
    MAY 25, 2021 AT 12:46 PM
    “This isn’t what a government that wants its citizens to trust them should be doing.”.

    …Machiavelli wrote a treatise on this called “The Prince” for the ruling Borgias where he contemplated whether it was better to be feared or loved for the purposes of ruling.

    He concluded that fear is better.

    “And here comes in the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”
    -Niccolò Machiavelli, “The Prince”

    …which seems to be the driving philosophy for Democrats as well.

    …he’s got a lot of other stuff that’s lost nothing with time, it appears someone in the DNC has this and “1984” as their guides…

    “…he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.”
    -ibid.

    “Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires.”
    -ibid.

    “Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.”
    -ibid.

  7. Comparing two graphs with different starting points on the x-axis and/or the y-axis is a red flag to honest statisticians. If those starting points are different, they are not comparable. That’s what the EPA has done by replacing a graph that starts in 1890 to one that starts in 1940 or so and shows a quad of graphs. They have dropped 1930’s heat data from the latter quad graphs.

    This kind of manipulation is well explained in a book I have called Standard Deviations – Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics. (Gary Smith).

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